I came to an event & thought what a great place, read about the ethos behind Dandelion Time with its family approach & nature based environment, deciding that when I retired & had more time I would like to volunteer. I have now been volunteering here just over five years
I don’t think there is a ‘typical’ volunteer session but I am outdoors in the garden Fridays, have some regular animal slots, about to start helping with some family sessions plus getting involved with other areas as needed
Being in a lovely place which is great for your mental wellbeing, meeting lots of new people from different walks of life coming together to share life experiences & skills. It’s also a place to share ideas. We also have our ‘Friday bake off’ for coffee time!
Seeing the families and Dandelion Time progress forward. Learning so much more about gardening through the seasons and caring for the animals both big & small.
There have been so many funny moments it’s difficult to pick one out as they just happen at random times
Escaping animals – thinking donkeys & guinea pigs! Pulling up weeds in the garden only to find out that was not a weed!
I would recommend volunteering here as you will be supported, encouraged and be part of a Team with everyone striving for the same goal plus there are many different areas across the sites to try as a volunteer